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Ella Fitzgerald – The Hits

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  • One of the few great ladies of jazz song, Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) inflected each tune with her unique sense of swing. The songs selected here have been carefully chosen among her best works, composed by such names as Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, and Duke Ellington. Many of these tunes were taken from the celebrated song books that gained her enormous prestige. These are all studio recordings with the sole exception of her celebrated reading of Kurt Weill s Mack the Knife which was an absolute hit in her Ella in Berlin LP. The version of A-Tisket a-Tasket presented here is a 1957 reworking of her original hit, which she had first recorded with the Chick Webb orchestra in 1938. Antonio Carlos Jobim s Desafinado was one of Ella s first bossa nova recordings, taped when that music style was starting to win adepts in the United States, especially thanks to Stan Getz s incursions in the genre. Summertime and A Fine Romance present Ella singing amazing vocal duets with Louis Armstrong. Sophisticated Lady, from Ella s Duke Ellington Songbook, showcases her in a small group format featuring such stars as Ben Webster, Stuff Smith and Barney Kessel. Misty is a wonderful voice/ piano duet with her long-time accompanist, pianist Paul Smith.
  • Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
    Label: New Continent
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: USA & Europe
    Genre: Jazz
    Style: Cool Jazz, Swing
  • A1 Blue Moon
    A2 I Love Paris
    A3 Summertime (With Louis Armstrong)
    A4 Ev’Ry Time We Say Goodbye
    A5 Cheek To Cheek
    A6 The Lady Is A Tramp
    A7 A-Tisket A-Tasket
    B1 Get Happy
    B2 Misty
    B3 Sophisticated Lady
    B4 A Fine Romance (With Louis Armstrong)
    B5 Let’S Fall In Love
    B6 Desafinado
    B7 Mack The Knife